The CEO of “Riyadh Air” Tony Douglas said that the operations of “Riyadh Air” will connect the Kingdom with the rest of the world through an integrated network.
In an interview with Al Arabiya, Douglas said that the new company will link the capital, Riyadh, with 100 international destinations.
He explained that the establishment of the company is an “exciting moment” for commercial civil aviation, adding: “It will be the first digital national company to provide services to travelers in an easy way.”
He indicated that the company will focus on enriching customer experience and services.
He revealed, “Among the 100 specified destinations, there will be local and regional destinations, and there will be an ability to connect more with international destinations that will be served in the way the Kingdom desires in accordance with Vision 2030.”
As for the expected price of ticket prices, Douglas said that commercial aviation has a competitive advantage in the region, and there are many factors that affect ticket prices, including the cost and the way in which you offer the services of these airlines.
He continued, “The company will provide full 5-star services with international quality amid increasing competition, because it is necessary for the company to provide real value in the commercial aviation sector.”
Douglas expected that “Riyadh Airlines” would be operational within two years.
And yesterday, Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Investment Fund, announced the establishment of the Public Investment Fund for “Riyadh Airlines”, the new national air carrier, to contribute to the development of the air transport sector and to enhance the Kingdom’s position. The strategic plan that links three of the most important continents of the world: Asia, Africa and Europe, and works to raise the competitiveness of national companies in accordance with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.
The establishment of “Riyadh Air” comes in line with the strategy of the Public Investment Fund to unleash the potential of promising sectors locally to support the diversification of the economy. A thousand direct and indirect job opportunities.
“Riyadh Aviation” and King Salman International Airport are among the latest investments of the Public Investment Fund in the aviation sector, which aim to raise the financial sustainability of the aviation sector system and enhance its global competitiveness in order to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.